Shock Top’s pursuit of the perfect seasonal continues this winter with the addition of Shockolate Wheat. For this addition, the base Belgian-style wheat is aged on vanilla and chocolate.
Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with spice, aged on cocoa and vanilla beans and with natural flavors and artificial sweeteners.
Shock Top Shockolate Wheat will be available in 12oz bottles and draft.
Style: Belgian-style Witbier (w/ Vanilla, Cocoa NIbs)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal
West Sixth Brewing’s (Lexington, KY) has released Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter on and off for the past few years.
Now, plans are being made to can this chocolate offering. Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter is brewed with cocoa nibs for that little chocolate-y kick, but truly has a greater goal .50 cents of each six pack of the porter will be given to local organizations contributing great things to the community.
Style: Porter (w/ Cocoa Nibs
Availability: Draft (Currrent), 12oz Cans (Future)
Arrival: September, 2014
Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) loves to collaboration. Their Collaboration Series has been quite busy in the first half of 2014.
Coming soon to the series Xocoveza Mocha Stout, a creation of Chris Banker, the Stone AHA Homebrewer AHA Homebrew Competition Winner. Since this beer is meant to mimic the flavors of Mexican coffee, the duo brought in Mexican craft brewery Cerveceria Insurgente.
Xocoveza Mocha Stout is first a milk stout, brewed with chocolate (from ChocoVivo), cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee (from Mostra Coffee) and chilies.
Look for Stone/Chris Banker/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout in 22oz bombers and draft. Release dates and distribution to follow.
July sees the release of Westbrook Brewing’s (Mt. Pleasant, SC) Barrel Aged Mexican Cake. While the release date for the 2014 stock hasn’t been announced yet, the brewery is already putting Cake into barrels for 2015
One of the barrels coming next summer is Westbrook Mexican Cake aged in Pritchard’s Double Chocolate Bourbon barrels. The Kelso, Tennesee distillery uses cocoa nibs from Nashville’s Olive & Sinclair to create a small batch, highly sought after, chocolate bourbon.
Westbrook Double Chocolate Bourbon Barrel Mexican Cake should arrive in July, 2015.
10.5% ABV, 50 IBUs
pic via Westbrook
New Belgium (Ft. Collins, CO) teams up with St. Louis, Missouri’s Perennial Artisanal Ales in a new edition from the Lips of Faith. Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout is headed your way in the near future.
The team berated a Belgian-style stout with a touch of chocolate and salt. 22oz of dessert in a bottle.
Dessert is best poured. And the brewers at Perennial agree. So we dreamt up a beer that would bering together chocolate sweetness, Belgian yeast, deeply roasted malts and just the right shake of salt to pour a creamy stout worth of a cherry on top.
New Belgium/Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout will be available in 22oz bombers and draft.